PODCAST EPISODE

Films About St. Louis: A View from the Director's Chair

Saint Louis In Tune

Nov 16 2021 • 48 mins


Directors Damien D. Smith and Alana Marie provide background and attention to important events in their respective films "https://www.cinemastlouis.org/sliff/target-st-louis-vol-1 (Target: St. Louis Vol. I)" and "https://www.cinemastlouis.org/sliff/kinloch-doc (The Kinloch Doc)." The films are a part of the https://www.cinemastlouis.org/sliff/film-listings (St. Louis International Film Festival) and can be seen online. "Target: St. Louis Vol I," tells the story of the U.S. government’s secret Cold War-era dispersal of aerosolized radioactive material in Pruitt-Igoe and other North City locations with majority Black populations to gauge their effects. "The Kinloch Doc" explores how two major political decisions — a city merger and the Lambert Airport buyout — essentially destroyed the community. [01:08] Background https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1902520/ (Damien D. Smith) [02:30] "Target: St. Louis Vol I" Overview [04:08] Government and Company Complicity [11:44] The St. Louis Black Community [14:22] Where to get more information and Future Volumes? [22:38] Background http://thekinlochdoc.com/kinloch-crew (Alana Marie) [23:35] Writing and Storytelling [24:11] Overview of "The Kinloch Doc" [27:22] The Airport Buyout [29:57] The Strength of Community [31:02] From Social Work to Film Director [34:48] The Dissolution of the Kinloch Schools [39:08] Kinloch Today [41:55] Will there be more films from you? This is Season 4! For more episodes, go to https://stlintune.com/ (stlintune.com) #film #SLIFF #director #stlouis #movies #filmfestival #PruittIgoe #Kinloch #airport #radiation #radioactivematerial #cinemastlouis #damiendsmith #alanamarie #education #schooldistrict #chemicalcompanies

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